Conservation-minded Community

As people flock to the Inland Northwest for our lakes, rivers, forests, and affordable cost of living, development is far outpacing conservation in our region. Without a dedicated community of conservationists at all levels, our beautiful shared home will change forever. To learn more about our community’s values and efforts to protect the most important wild places in the INW, check out some of these media stories from the past few years. How can you get involved in protecting the best of the Inland Northwest?

Title (Click the title to read the article)PublicationDate
OUR GEM: Conservation easements mean ‘forever’ protection in Cd’A BasinCDA Press5/5/2024
Four organizations that promote sustainability year round — and how you can helpInlander2/29/2024
A historic property may be added to Riverside State Park, connecting it to Waikiki Springs and providing river access vital to salmon reintroduction in the regionInlander11/2/2023
Federal funds boost tribal-led revival efforts for salmon in upper Columbia River BasinSpokesman Review10/29/2023
Glen Tana: Protecting the last intact sanctuary on the Little Spokane RiverThe Conservation Alliance9/25/2023
Washington State Parks plans meetings on potential Riverside State Park additionSpokesman Review9/13/2023
A river reborn, the resurgence of salmon into the Little SpokaneKHQ Non-Stop Local9/8/2023
Push for salmon conservation in the Spokane RiverKREM 2 News8/22/2023
Chinook salmon release a celebration of connection, conservation for Spokane TribeSpokesman Review8/11/2023
Camp Stidwell placed in conservation easementBonner County Daily Bee2/25/2023
‘Preserve for future generations’: North Idaho Camp Stidwell placed under conservation easementKREM 2 News2/12/2023
Inland Northwest Land Conservancy protects Washington farmlandPhilanthropy News Digest1/7/2023
Inland Northwest Land Conservancy protects Andrew Family FarmWashington Association of Land Trusts7/31/2022
14 acres of protection added to Drewes Farm on South HillKXLY.com12/27/2022
How Spokane, WA is Promoting ESponvironmental JusticeNational League of Cities4/25/2022
INLAND NW TRAIL & OUTDOOR NEWS – SPRING 2022OutThere Outdoors5/31/2022
Spokane park land moved to city ownershipSpokesman Review7/4/2022
‘A little oasis’: Bauer family, Land Conservancy agree to preserve 14 acres on Moran PrairieSpokesman Review1/4/2023
Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve closed for six weeks as bridge gets upgradeSpokesman Review11/8/2022
GU climate center grant will help with education efforts in SpokaneSpokesman Review9/26/2022
‘One more spectacular addition’: Spokane County buying 55 acres of land near Saltese Uplands for conservationSpokesman Review8/15/2022
Dave Schaub and Eric Sawyer: Lift conservation futures levy lid to save moreSpokesman Review1/14/2022
Inland Northwest Land Conservancy properties earn top spots in Spokane County conservation futures rankingSpokesman Review12/12/2021
In hopes of reducing phosphorous in Newman Lake, Gonzaga students, Lands Council install beaver dam analogsSpokesman Review11/11/2021
Frenzied real estate market imperils land conservation in Washington, IdahoSpokesman Review9/27/2021
Coeur d’Alene Tribe buys Latah Creek property, spares it from housing developmentSpokesman Review9/16/2021
It’s been over a century, but summer chinook are back in the Little Spokane River: ‘It’s kind of a spiritual experience’Spokesman Review8/11/2021
Land conservancy receives $100,000 from Washington TrustSpokesman Review5/19/2021
2020: Outdoor achievementsSpokesman Review12/31/2020
VOLUNTEER ON PUBLIC LANDS & TRAILSOutThere Outdoors10/24/2022
Spokane County Conservation Futures Fund Palisades Park ExpansionSpokane Parks and Recreation7/1/2022
INLAND NW TRAIL & OUTDOOR NEWS: MARCH-APRILOutThere Outdoors3/24/2022
NEW CONSERVATION LAND AT LAKE SPOKANEOutThere Outdoors3/14/2022
MORE LAND PROTECTED AT BEACON HILL FOR MOUNTAIN BIKINGOutThere Outdoors11/22/2021
CELEBRATE PUBLIC LANDS DAY AT SALTESE UPLANDS (SEPT. 25)OutThere Outdoors9/11/2021
FUNDS NEEDED TO PROTECT SALTESE UPLANDSOutThere Outdoors3/29/2021
LAND CONSERVANCY CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARYOutThere Outdoors3/29/2021
10 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR PUBLIC LANDS & WATERWAYSOutThere Outdoors10/9/2020
OLMSTED 2.0: DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC LANDS IN THE INLAND NWOutThere Outdoors3/25/2019
STATE OF INLAND NORTHWEST HIKING TRAILSOut There Outdoors3/23/2019
Difference Makers: Chris DeForest helps property owners protect their legacy and their landSpokesman Review12/23/2018
Conservation isn’t economic development’s nemesisJournal of Business6/16/2022
Welcoming Inland Northwest Land Conservancy’s New EDWA Association of Land Trusts10/3/2017
Inland NW Land Conservancy preserves landThe Fig Tree10/2020